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MVLL Parade - March 16, 2019

Mill Valley Little League Parade 2019 Details 

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It’s that time of year again!!!  And, as usual, we are hoping for blue skies for our Opening Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, March 16th.  The Parade will start at 9 am, led by the traditional bagpipe brigade.  We will be marching into town and then on to Boyle Park for the ceremony and introduction of 2019 teams.  The Parade is a Mill Valley tradition we all look forward to! Please read below for the details and guidelines and take special note of our alternate plans if the wet weather continues.

 

Mill Valley Little League Opening Day

  1. Date:  Saturday, March 16th

  2. Arrival Time:  8:30 am SHARP!

  3. Meeting Location:  Old Mill School (352 Throckmorton).  Players need to locate their team Manager and teammates in the middle of the street.  Players need to stay with their teams and be in line before the parade begins. Players march with their Coaches, Manager and teammates, NOT their parents.

  4. Parade Begins:  9:00 am SHARP!

  5. Specific Guidelines:

    • Participants:  The opening day parade is for the players, so please drop your player off with his/her Manager and coaches, and then enjoy the parade from the sidewalk where you can cheer them on and leave the street clear for the 
    • Attire:  All players are to be dressed in their uniforms.  Players should wear sneakers rather than cleats since they will be walking on pavement through the streets of Mill Valley.
    •  Important Safety Concerns:  Mill Valley asks that we do not provide the players with candy or dog treats to throw at the crowd.  These are a real pain to clean up! BUT, you can help your children practice their parade waves and smiles!

    •  Parade route will wind through downtown beginning at Old Mill School, up Throckmorton, onto Blithedale, then along Sunnyside, ending up at the Minor League field at Boyle Park.  

    •  Even if the weather is nice, the grass will likely be wet at the Boyle Field, so TEAMS SHOULD BRING A TARP FOR PLAYERS TO SIT ON.  Parents are asked to stand behind the area set aside for the teams and are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for their own comfort.  
  6. ALTERNATE/BAD WEATHER PLANS:   Rain or shine the parade is on (barring a major storm).  If there is too much rain leading up to the parade, it is possible that MV Parks & Rec will decide that using Boyle Park for our opening ceremony would damage the field.  If so, we will follow an adjusted route that will start and end at Old Mill School, circling back after passing through downtown. The Ceremony would then take place on the Lower Blacktop  behind Old Mill School. We will post an update to the website the morning of the parade by 7:00 am with information of route changes if necessary. www.millvalleyll.org

  7.  Ceremony:  The Opening Day ceremonies will begin when all of the teams have arrived and are seated on the Minor League field grass at Boyle Park.  We will be as efficient as possible; expect the ceremony to end at approximately 10:45am.
  8.  Parking:  PLEASE OBEY CITY PARKING RULES.  MILL VALLEY POLICE WILL BE TICKETING ILLEGALLY PARKED CARS.
  9.  Photo Day:  Team photos are taken at Boyle Park Picnic Area throughout the day.  More detailed information about Photo Day has been sent out via email as we have a confirmed schedule from Shooting Stars.  The schedule will also be posted on the MVLL website. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, WE MAY ANNOUNCE AN ALTERNATE LOCATION OR DATE FOR THE PHOTOS.

Thank you in advance for following the guidelines and we look forward to celebrating the start of another amazing year of Little League Baseball with you! 

2019 Parade and Ceremony Contacts:

Claire Bindeman
[email protected]
415-350-4332

Amy Fierstein
[email protected]
310-993-5926

Natasha Kindergan
[email protected]
917-971-6334




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